Infant looking and learning – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. It may sound like common sense, but researchers have now documented how infants learn by taking inventory of the things they see.
Spencer: If your eyes are closed, you don’t learn a lot of about the visual world right?
Narrator: Dr. John Spencer is an NIH funded researcher at the University of Iowa.
Spencer: What we are really interested in is how the second-by-second details of looking somewhere, learning a little bit, and then releasing fixation to look somewhere else, how all those memory traces accumulate to create learning over months and years of development.
Narrator: This understanding may help at-risk infants. For more on this research, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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